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commissioner elsbernd: staff is ill today and i know supervisor kim when the to be a part of this, so i would like to place a motion to continue this to the call of the chair. is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. we will take the motion to continue without objection. item one please. tea>>item 1. hearing to consider appointing one member, term ending november 19, 2012, to the bicycle advisory committee. commissioner elsbernd: mr. may, anything that you would like to say to the committee? you are the supervisor. we always like to refer to the supervisor, so -- >> my name is richard may. i would like to serve on this committee. i think i would do a good job. i ride my bike [no audio]
madam clerk, we will delay this until the last item on the agenda. move to item four. >> item 4. hearing to consider appointing two members, terms ending september 1, 2014, to the assessment appeals board no. 1. there are two seats and for applicants. -- four applicants. commissioner elsbernd: mr. robinson. you are the incumbent. i am. i have been on the board for a while. i am a commercial real estate appraiser. my expertise is in hotels. as well as offices. commissioner elsbernd: if i could interrupt you, don is not here and i keep on putting the answer. could you tell me the difference between no. no. 1 and 4 number
two? >> number one is mostly commercial properties, number two is mostly homes. i do enjoy contributing to the city. are there any other questions? commissioner elsbernd: no questions, ok. i do not see mr. gallagher here. mr. campana. >> i was here the last time that we went through this for the commercial position. [inaudible] i have the 25 years experience but it is mostly in residential. i have a certified residential position. i have done commercial, income, but my primary expertise is in residential. i am more likely to be an
appropriate candidate for 2 and 7. wherever you need me, i will be there. >> commissioner elsbernd: mr. richard lee. >> could i just attribute this to the board supervisors? good morning, supervisors. thank you for coming out this tuesday morning. i have prepared a brief five- sentence statement. i first served on the board back in 2003. since that time, i have been on the board with the exception of one year where i was working outside of town, and therefore i took a leave and return appear that is either good news or bad. currently, active in the real- estate community.
i oversee several commercial buildings downtown. my real estate broker is the licensing requirement of this position and it is up to date. that is what allows me to serve in this capacity. it is my belief that every stakeholder in the process of the assessment of appeals will continue to benefit from my involvement. any questions? commissioner elsbernd: no question. thank you. is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor farrell? commissioner farrell: i would suggest moving mr. robertson vote on seat 3, mr. robinson on seat seven. mr. campana, i take your comments at face value and we will continue for seat 2. commissioner elsbernd: without objections and for without
objection. item five please. >> item 5. hearing to consider appointing one member, term ending september 1, 2014, to the assessment appeals board no. 2. there is one seat and five applicants. >> commissioner elsbernd: thank you. shawn rigdgell. a bit about your experience? >> i have been a practicing lawyer for the past 13 years. our emphasis is on business litigation and insurance bad faith, personal injury cases. we are mostly litigators. i also served half as a neutral evaluator, arbitrator, for finra. they are the alternative dispute resolution program for the securities and exchange. i have covered cases involving
corporate dealer and fiduciary cases. i am a native of san francisco, a graduate of sacred heart high school. the relevance behind that, i am interested in serving in city government, proud to be a native of sanfrancisco, and i feel this is a way to give back. my experience as a lawyer and arbitrator can help the board to fairly and accurately decide claims. i believe i am fair and impartial. i think i would definitely be an asset to the board. commissioner farrell: is this your first time appointment? >> yes, sir. commissioner elsbernd: thank you. mr. tham. >> hello, my name is joseph
tham. i have been on the commission since 2002. been in the real-estate business for over 20 years having worked as a certified appraiser and also as a regional appraiser manager for four major banks. i would like to think that i am very independent thinker, impartial, listen to both sides of the argument before i make my appointment -- decision, sorry. also, i have been a local 21 member for the last 20 years, have been at large delegate for the past three years. i have worked with mr. robinson and mr. lee. i have served on the commission for quite awhile. they have also been very supportive and impartial in their decisions. i would like to stay on the commission. commissioner elsbernd: you are an employee at the public
utilities commission. could you tell us about the work that you do there? >> i am their real-estate property manager. we manage the cpuc land. as you know, they own a lot of land. we do leases and permits for this land and also, we do community work as in community gardens, things of that sort, so i have worked with the crisis center and community gardens in san francisco to put in permits and things of that nature. now we are embarking on the improvement projects. we have been clearing a lot of the land encroaching on our right of ways, so we do try to get people off of our land so that we can fit our pipeline in. commissioner elsbernd: thank you. tulip yeh.
all right. mr. campana, you are listed. you have another opportunity, if you would like to. ok, very good. mr. gallagher still has not arrived. seeing no other applicants, -- sure. is there any public comment? >> good morning. my name is simon. i would support the appointment of -- commissioner elsbernd: that is two items from now. we are almost there. i will call you up when your time comes.
any other members of the public that would like to comment? >> my name is james, i have been working as a president for the city, experience with mr. tham, diane robinson, and also lawrence. that is my comment. they are very good people to work with. thank you. commissioner elsbernd: is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor farrell? commissioner farrell: thank you, everyone, for coming forward. mr. ridgell, i like you are a local. i would also like to consider the others, but in my opinion, if you would like to come back and apply for this another time
-- getting to know people before and is a good thing. i love your experience and your willingness to come forward, so we would love to afford you had a different time. i am torn between mr. tham and mr. campana. mr. campana has been here before and has pushedon alonso we are y to support either one. commissioner elsbernd: i think now might be the time. i would like to go with mr. campana at this time. if we continue to report the new blood, all of this could be stifled. not a reflection on mr. tham's service, but i think we should give some chance to somebody
who's application is as impressive as his. it speaks as well to mr. ridgell. with that, i would make the motion to put for mr. campana to seat 8. commissioner elsbernd: that will be the order. we have already continued item six. item seven will take a few minutes. i see staff is now here for item three. why don't we go back to that. could you give us a brief discussion of what item 3 is? >> good morning, committee members. i am here to present to you resolution to approve the management agreement between the city and county of san francisco and the civic center community benefit district management corp.
this agreement would allow for the city to transfer the assessment collected on behalf of the special assessment district approved in january. assessments would be transferred, collected by the city and then transferred to a nonprofit management corporation which is established and has a border directors and meets regularly. this management corp. will oversee the implementation of the services called for in the civic center management agreement with the cbd. this is an agreement that we have to have in order to transfer the assessments that we will be collecting. this district will last for 10 years. this is just allowing the city to transfer the funds that have been collected and will be collected on behalf of this district. commissioner elsbernd: ok.
any questions? is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. you are coming forth, ok. two minutes. >> i will be brief. my name is david harrison. i am the chair of the interim board of the newly formed corporation. i just wanted to let you know that we are here and working hard. we have jotted down a few things that we have done. we have formed a corporation, seeded and interim board, obtained 501 c three exemptions, formed a bunch of committees which are very active in trying to determine what we're going to be doing, how we are going to implement the services we are here to do. we are conducting a search right now for an executive director. we are hard at work and appreciate your support. commissioner elsbernd: thank you for your work.
mr. pitts. >> i wonder if you could open a public comment on items six? commissioner elsbernd: we had already done that. this is item three. seeing no other members of the public, public comment is closed on item three. can we send this item for without objection? commissioner farrell: that will be the order. commissioner elsbernd: you were not here when we did item three. -- item six. we are going to reopen the item. we have continued into the call of the chair. >> i appreciate it. for me, the thing is, when i looked at the quarterly report, i felt like there was not enough ideas regarding recommendations. i think there were only several. for me, all my three years of
experience, i feel -- attending several meetings between mental health and sro task force, local homeless coordinating board, i just believe it could've been done better. i think i have several things -- one, make a line item for crude in the shelters so they are paying a certain amount of money for each meal. i was told they only do 50 cents per meal at one shelter, and then the other thing, we need more conversation regarding the transgendered issue. there is a shelter that they just opened up. we need to do more to help the chronically homeless. they are taking up a lot of money. if we could just help them get
into housing in the shelter system, that would open up more money. i they will need to talk about the changes system and possible upgrade, possible break down. i have a list of things that we should be considering an working on to make the whole system better. part of it starts at the shelter. i just feel that was the foundation for the homeless to build a better life. there are other ways that it can be done, but i think we could start there. commissioner elsbernd: thank you. this item has been continued to call of the chair. there will be another public comment on it, and you can raise your points at that time. item 7. >> item 7. hearing to consider appointing three members, terms ending november 23, 2012, to the shelter monitoring committee.
there are three seats and 9 applicants. >> commissioner elsbernd: based on the crowd here, we may not make all the appointments because it does not look everyone is here. since you are here, we want to give you the opportunity. christian wilcox? simon martina's? -- martinez. >> good morning. i am here for the shelter monitoring committee. i want to pursue the committee. i have been working for the past nine months. i do translations for the spanish speakers. i think i am a good asset for the community of sanfrancisco, for the city of san francisco, for people who are having issues with the shelter.
commissioner elsbernd: you have submitted your application and said you qualify for seats1, 3, and 4. one of the requirements, you have been homeless and the past few years with a child? >> yes, i understand that. i do qualify. i have been up and down. commissioner elsbernd: can you tell us the name of the organization to which you have been depriving direct services to homeless? >> with the committee on shelter monitoring. i work with mental health, under cultural competence, the department of health. commissioner elsbernd: one other question, your resume has an address that you live in oakland.
or a petition says you live in san francisco. -- application says you live in san francisco. >> commissioner elsbernd: just need to know if we need to do a residency waiver for you. seat 4, you need to be nominated by a community agency. do you know who nominated you? >> yes, bernice. commissioner elsbernd: great, thank you. >> thank you so much. commissioner elsbernd: kathy treggiari is not here. linda pettye is not here. mr. pitts. >> seat no. 1 has been vacant maybe a year and a half. although he might not necessarily have the proper credentials, it would be good if that seat was filled.
the thing about it is, like i mentioned before, i did have five letters from different organizations regarding my work, regarding homelessness, homeless issues. some people say i have been combative. i am definitely an impassioned. we should have services that work for the citizens that we are paying for. it should also help the homeless exit homelessness. i have done several things between the 10 meetings, feeding the poor and homeless, just a little bit of what i could. just to throw this out zero quick. i do not know if you have it. i did submit five letters.
this is part of it. that is just one of them. this one is from several members of the local homeless coordinating board. the other one is martin depores. commissioner elsbernd: we have that one. >> i do not think i submitted this one, but this one is from david beale. he came and spoke on my behalf as well. i think the thing that i do
parlay his pontificate about myself. [laughter] i am here, i have a lot of new and innovative ideas as to how we can make this shelter system better. i think it is radically needed. i think you need somebody that has had my experience of at least three years attending different meetings and being very vocal about how things could change and would be changed. i feel like i have studied a lot of the documents regarding it. i just really wonder if some of the other members have studied the documents, like the shelter training manual, the ordinance creating the shelter monitoring committee, the bylaws, the 10- year report on ending
homelessness. i do have a certain amount of expertise regarding the shelter system. i definitely have read -- would you call it -- the round robin report. that is an important document as well. commissioner elsbernd: thank you, mr. pitts. i do not to deborah. the elisabeth -- elizabeth. ramon lacayo. >> good morning. i was born in san francisco but i would move to nicaragua. i was there to help impoverished citizens to provide them free medicines. in 2005, i was the director of the campaign. i worked with the illiterate nicaraguan citizens.
in 2008, and 2009, i became a public defender in nicaragua. now i am back in san francisco. i am eager to work with the homeless community. i have heard that -- i have learned that they need somebody to hear them, to make them feel that they are not just a bowl of soup. i want to also help the spanish speakers, being a spanish speaker myself. i want to help in all i can with the san francisco homeless community. i am committed to finishing my term if appointed. any questions? commissioner elsbernd: you live outside of san francisco now? >> yes. commissioner elsbernd: mr. upshaw?no. is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is
closed. the matter is in our hands. commissioner farrell: as a matter of process, i would be open to either scenario. given that we have a lot of applicants and just a few people here, do we want to wait to hear from everyone to appoint folks, or do you want to take action today? there are probably problem with both. commissioner elsbernd: i suspect there is some sort of communication breakdown because we only have three applicants here. it may do a disservice to the other applicants if we took action without giving everyone the opportunity. i am inclined to continue this item to the call of the chair and let supervisor king worked with the community to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity. >commissioner farrell: i support that. commissioner elsbernd: respectfully, thank you to eu3 who showed up. will be something that i remember.
if you cannot make the next hearing, it is understandable. supervisor farrell and i will be able to attest to your presentations. supervisor kim also have an opportunity to review your testimony on line. out of a abundance of caution, i think it would be proper to make sure that everyone gets a fair shake. madam court, are there any more items to for the committee? >> there are not. commissioner elsbernd: this committee is adjourned.